Electric Shock Showdown was the first episode I saw. I knew about the games, but I didn't know there was an anime too. That's when I got addicted to Pokemon. ^_^
The episode is probably one of the best ever in Pokemon history. In my opinion anyway. ^^;
However, I still don't understand why in Japanese version he still has a Japanese sounding name (despite the fact he still spoke English).
Lt. Surge's Japanese name is Machisu. Actually, it's the Japanese pronunciation for the name Matisse. So, his actual name is Matisse, but written/pronounced as Machisu in Japanese. (The name Matisse is pronounced Mah-teess)
Impossible? What world are you living on? oO;;
I remember a few American (I assume) men were walking around in a crowed street, and I'll tell you what, they looked like giants! In fact, the height difference between them and some of the people was probably bigger than the one Takeshi has with Machisu! However, the build these men had was also the same as Machisu's and therefore it's quite possible his size and such could be about the same.
So basically what am I saying? Machisu can be that tall. =P Sure you can say "that's still really tall!" but remember young kids usually aren't tall to begin with--so no, I don't believe it was an exagguration.
Those two people that were in his gym were also very tall. Surge still towered over them. Yeah. Surge is huge. Probably the biggest person ever in the anime.
Here's 2 caps that show Surge's height. The people behind him are already tall too, but Surge is like
!!! And it does look like Surge is two times taller than Ash.
So I think Surge's size is
very exaggerated and impossible to have. And not only is he tall, but really muscular too. That makes him look even bigger.